Insight: A place all can call home

“A weed from catholic Europe, it took root Between some yellow mountains and a sea, Its gay stone houses an exotic fruit, A Portugal-cum-China oddity. Rococo images of Saint and Saviour Promise its gamblers fortunes

Monday, March 2, 2015 – edition no. 2260

* Hong Kong arrests 33 in protest against Chinese shoppers * 10 still missing after boat capsizes off Coloane * UM pledges to review staff housing scheme * Worsened fortunes as CNY gamblers

Late, yes, but Mayweather-Pacquiao will deliver

Manny Pacquiao slept through the big announcement, secure in knowing that the fight was already made and the questions would finally stop. He campaigned for a shot with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Ask the Vet | 10 Most Toxic Plants for Cats

Try to give your cat grass to prevent it from eating your plants, and to be safe, keep only plants such as catnip or wheat grass, which are not hazardous

Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

Myanmar’s forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country’s western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said yesterday. The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks after

THE BUZZ: German consumer groups warns Facebook over data protection

German consumer groups say they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations said yesterday it has sent

World briefs

AFGHANISTAN A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives targeted a Turkish Embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital during yesterday morning’s rush hour, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding

39th HKIFF | Premiere to star Macau-born Isabella Leong as lead

This year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival opens with veteran actress, producer and director Sylvia Chang’s “Murmur of the Hearts” starring Macau- born Isabella Leong, lead actress of Berlinale prizewinner Isabella,

Health | Grieving family suspects fatal hospital prescription

According to the Hong Kong newspaper Apply Daily, the boy’s parents brought him to the hospital for milk regurgitation on the morning of February 19, where, it is alleged, he

CNY | Caritas says discarded furniture should be donated

The Macau Residue System Company (CSR) has revealed that around 287 tones of used furniture was collected and destroyed during the week of Chinese New Year, between February 12 and


Dr Alexis Tam said this week to Beijing from the streets of hyper-crowded Macau during CNY holidays: Thank you, but it’s enough tourists. Please stop sending them here. He meant

Delay on minimum wage legislation criticized

Kwan Tsui Hang has criticized her Legislative Assembly colleagues for not reviewing the minimum wage bill fast enough. The lawmaker, who is also vice-president of the Macau Federation of Trade

Exco defends decision to cut committee secretariat

Executive Council spokesperson Leong Heng Teng has reiterated that the axing of the Urban Planning Committee’s secretariat will have no effect on the power and duties of the committee or

Gov’t focused on ‘optimizing’ tourist influx

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, clarified that the Macau government is not considering a cap on mainland tourists; rather, they are discussing measures to “control and optimize”

Media | Plataforma Macau and Portuguese newspaper launch bilingual supplement

Local newspaper Plataforma Macau and Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Notícias (JN) have signed a protocol to launch a bilingual supplement, according to a report by Hoje Macau this week. Plataforma Macau

BRIEFS: Inflation over 4 pct in January

Macau’s Composite Consumer Price Index (CPI) for January went up by 4.75 percent compared with the same period  last year, according to figures released yesterday by the city’s Statistics and

Business networking ‘even more important in small cities like Macau’

  Facilitating the development of relationships between businesses and creating effective networking strategies is crucial for companies to enjoy success, particularly in small cities like Macau, the founder and director of

Transport | Airport records 20k passengers on CNY day

Chinese New Year traditionally remained one of the peak seasons for travelling to and from Macau. In order to provide passengers with an enriched seasonal atmosphere, the MIA  embellished the

Real Estate Matters | The Most Important Questions To Ask……..

Juliet Risdon is a Director of JML Property and a property investor. Having established the company in 1994, JML Property offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing properties

PROJECT POKER: How smart are you…emotionally?

As poker players we’re always trying to improve our “mental games.” There are lots of ways to work on that side of things that don’t necessarily have to happen at

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